Visa Requirements For Seychelles For All The Enthusiastic Tourists

By Dhruvalakshmi Paithankar on Mar 14, 2019
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Seychelles is a little slice of paradise that managed to stay hidden from tourists for many years. But now, it is being loved for its pristine beaches and vibrant coral reefs. This tiny archipelago of 115 islands has become a popular destination for honeymooners. If you are interested in exploring this beautiful country, then here is everything you need to know before traveling to Seychelles. As tourism in Seychelles is booming, the visa process is easier than ever!

1. Which countries do not require a visa to enter Seychelles? 

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As Seychelles is a visa-free country, there are no visa requirements for travelers coming here for tourism. Seychelles has granted visa-free access and issues a visitor’s permit on arrival free of charge. It is issued by the Seychelles Department of Immigration at almost all the entry points. 

2. Which countries have signed a mutual visa exemption? 

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Seychelles has signed mutual visa exemption agreements with some Brazil, Cambodia, China, Macau, European Union, Russia, and United Arab Emirates. But, the allowed period of stay according to a visa-waiver agreement is different for each country. It varies from 14 days to 90 days. 

3. Which countries are refused entry to Seychelles?

Seychelles does not recognize Kosovo and admission, as well as transit, is refused to its passport holders. 

Travelers from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea- Conakry are considered to be from the Ebola-affected countries and need to apply for a visa in advance. 

Other than these countries, the nationality of any visitor or his/her family members does not affect the Seychelles visitor’s permit. 

4. What are the requirements to enter Seychelles? 

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You will need to submit these documents upon arrival for obtaining visitor’s permit in Seychelles - 

a. A passport that is valid for a minimum duration of intended stay in Seychelles.

b. A pre-booked return/onward ticket.

c. Proof of accommodation for the entire stay including address and contact details. 

d. Documents proving proof of purpose of the trip.

e. Proof of sufficient funds.  

A yellow fever vaccination is needed only if you are traveling from yellow fever areas. 

Many travelers claim that proof of sufficient funds while entering Seychelles is not required. But, spot-checking is carried out regularly and it is advisable to have all the necessary documents with you. 

5. How much is Seychelles visitor’s permit fee? 

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For the first time, a visitor's permit is usually issued free of charge. But, if you want to extend the permit, a fee of around USD 365 will be applicable. 

These visa requirements for Seychelles are easy to fulfil making it popular amongst all types of tourists. Take your passport and head to the sunny beaches of Seychelles for a wonderful vacay! 

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